AF/KL's list is more extensive than normal, though, and would probably be based on the smallest of oil industry pressences in those cities. Miami is on the list. It's not an oil city whatsoever, but Exxon Mobil's Latin America headquarters and Chevron Texaco's Latin America/West African headquarters are in Coral Gables. San Francisco isn't an oil town, but the San Francisco area is world headquarters to Chevron. So many of the destinations are probably based on a small connection to the oil industry
Tayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1085 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 9106 times:
Melbourne & Perth could be added to the list, MEL: corporate centre for the industry in Australia (BP, Shell and ExxonMobil all have their AUS national offices in MEL), PER: a good sized corporate centre + closer to the action on the North West Shelf.
AA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3347 posts, RR: 4 Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8782 times:
From Port of Spain, Trinidad (POS), CO flies to IAH daily, and does very well on the route due in large part to the oil industry. Also BW flies daily to CCS and picks up some oil traffic (but that it not the primary reason for the route).
Also, Arik Air of Nigeria has secured right from both the TT Government and the Nigerian Government for flights to POS. While this does not guarantee that they will serve POS in the future, it does at least increase the liklihood since they have also secured rights to a few other specific cities- many linked to the Oil Industry like IAH.
As POS expands it's energy relationship with countries like Brazil, perhaps in the future we will see more flights from POS to other 'Oil Destinations'.
Skyfellow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8732 times:
I think we can add Midland and Odessa, TX to the list. Small cities but very reliant on oil production. Tulsa, OK used to be the most important oil city in the entire US at one point but has in the two past decades lost some of its glory.
I think we left out cities in Iran and Iraq. Kirkuk is the most important Iraqi oil hub and Ahwaz in Southwestern Iran serves as a major oil and energy transit hub for this country
Quoting Pbb152 (Reply 9):
Biggest city left off the list so far: Caracas
I would think Maracaibo to be the more oil-oriented Venezuelan destination.
PDVSA headquarters are in Caracas while the most of the foreign companies still operating in Venezuela like ChevronTexaco, Total, Shell, Repsol have their main offices either in Caracas or PuertoLaCruz (oposite side of Maracaibo).
MAR only international services are to MIA, BOG and other colombian cities and some caribean islands like AUA, CUR, SDQ while CCS is served from CDG, FRA, IAH, GIG among others.
ABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 834 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8076 times:
CRP is one. Citgo and Valero have large operations here. Also PHI Helicopters moved their operation from Galveston down here to CRP because their hanger at GLS was destroyed during hurricane Ike. We also send customers to YYT from here, along with YYC, YEG, YMM Canada, CME and VSA Mexico. I cant even begin to count how many we send to the African nations either. Plenty fly CO up to IAH and connect to the World Airways nonstop to LAD.
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25 Airbazar: Algeria is one of the World's top natural gas producers (5th?). But I have no idea how much air traffic that generates. Probably significant consideri
26 TAN FLYR: BFL...Bakersfield, California..and for that matter LAX also. Bakersfield (Kern County) produces 10% of the domestic produced crude oil in the US. A fr
27 Fiedman: Edmonton not as much as Calgary is there are more flights to oil rich destinations out of Calgary then there are out of Edmonton. And Would Dallas be